Mali: More Instability in an Unstable Region.

The 18 August  2020 coup by Malian military leaders brought an end to the unstable government of Ibrahim Boubacar Keita;  widely known by his initials IBK.  He had come to power on 22 March 2012 in another military coup;  which had ended
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South China Sea Delimitation Disputes: Good Faith Negotiations Needed.

By Rene Wadlow. There are several maritime delimitation disputes;  that are currently dangerous and require good-faith negotiations to prevent increased tensions. World Citizens had played an important role in the Law of the Sea Conference (UNCLOS) negotiations;  and in the creation of
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Hagia Sophia: The Divine Spark in All.

By René Wadlow. There is a certain irony in the return of the Hagia Sophia to being an Islamic mosque;  which it had been from 1453 to 1934. From 1934 till today;  it was considered a museum and was visited by many
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Religious Liberty: Continuing Efforts by NGOs Needed.

by Rene Wadlow. 22 August has been set by the United Nations General Assembly as the “International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief”. Due to Nazi and Japanese militarist persecution of religious groups during the
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Jammu and Kashmir: A year of Uncertainty, Regression of the Rule of Law, and Economic Decline.

by Rene Wadlow. On 5 August 2019; the Central Government of India put an end to article 370 of the Indian Constitution;  which provided autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir;  an autonomy which dated from shortly after Independence. Pre-Independence Kashmir was ultimately divided
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That Cooler Heads May Prevail.

Vijay Mehta. When the drums of war start beating;  can cooler heads prevail and negotiations in good faith start?.  Vijay Mehta has written a useful overview of efforts to create a Department of Peace;  within governments so that there would be an
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